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I am working with Hydrocarbons. In some of me analysis I see that carbon atoms are replaced with oxygen or other elements, like this one enter image description here. Me question is: is only the carbon atom can be replaced or the hydrogen can be also be replaced? Thanks!

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't understand what you mean by "can be replaced". Are you asking about whether we can have molecules which have some atoms replaced with others? Or about specific reactions to cause such a replacement? $\endgroup$ – Pritt says Reinstate Monica Jul 4 '17 at 16:06
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Hydrogen atoms can be replaced with other atoms with a valence of one, like Chlorine and other halogens. This gives a family of substances called haloalkanes.

Another option is a group of atoms like -OH: this gives alcohol.

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